Professor, Department of Physics and MIT Kavli Institute, MIT.

Formerly Class of 1956 Career Development Professor.

Formerly Adam J. Burgasser Chair in Astrophysics.

Guggenheim Fellow.

Research & Science

Group webpage.

Departmental webpage.

A schedule of upcoming talks and travel.

Resources for women in science.

My research papers.


S14: 8.901 (graduate astrophysics I).

F13: 8.07 (electricity and magnetism II).

F12, S13: Sabbatical at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

S12: Parental leave, no teaching.

F10, F11: 8.033 (principles of relativity and the physics of spacetime).

S10, S11: 8.04 (quantum physics I; recitation instructor).

F07, F09: 8.981 (special topics in astrophysics: gravitational-waves in F07, computational methods in F09).

S06, S07, S08, S09: 8.962 (general relativity).

Past MIT courses: I have taught 8.022 quite a few times (lectures S04, S05; recitation S03, F03, F05, F08).
      The lecture notes I developed can be found here.
           2006 School of Science Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
           2005 William W. Buechner Teaching Prize.

Even further back: Once upon a time, I taught freshman physics at Caltech; here are notes from that course.

Contact info

I may seem elusive if you are trying to contact me. This explains why.
Last modified 4 March 2014